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B L E T C H I N G D O N P A R K

B L E T C H I N G D O N O X F O R D S H I R E
A classic Georgian house in a perfect parkland setting
These particulars are intended only as a guide and must not be relied upon as statements of fact.
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B L E T C H I N G D O N P A R K
B L E T C H I N G D O N O X F O R D S H I R E
Reception hall Library/study Drawing room Sitting room Saloon Dining room Kitchen
Cloakroom Staircase hall
Master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom
4 further bedroom suites with en suite bathrooms Further guest bedroom and family bathroom
Second foor bedroom with en suite bathroom 2 further second foor bedrooms and bathroom 2 staf fats
Garden foor with garden room Playroom/billiard room Gym with spa pool and sauna
Changing rooms with showers Domestic ofces including laundry and cleaners room Wine cellar and stores
Boiler and plant rooms
2 bedroom lodge cottage 3 bedroom cottage Walled garden with summer house and tennis court
Arable land and paddocks Parkland, woodland, lakes, outdoor swimming pool, estate yard
In all about 126.69 acres
History
Bletchingdon is an ancient Manor which, at the time of the Domesday
Survey in 1086, belonged to Robert DOilly. A previous house, which
stood on the site of the current building, played an important part in
the Civil War and was fortifed for the King, considered to be one of the
out-lying defences of Oxford. The house was fortifed by the supporters
of King Charles I and was attacked in 1645 by Cromwells forces, after his
success at Islip Bridge had driven the fugitives there.
The house standing today is a magnifcent Grade II* Listed Palladian
villa, based upon an earlier house, which was virtually re-built in 1782
by the distinguished architect James Lewis, for Lord Valentia. His family
owned the estate until the middle of the 20th century when the estate
was then bought by Lord Astor, and then Lord Rotherwick. The current
owner bought the house in 1993. The house has been completely
refurbished throughout, using the well known builders Symm.
There have been relatively few owners of the Manor since Robert DOilly
at the time of the Domesday Survey, including the Damory Family (210
years). Roger Damory married Elizabeth de Burgh, King Edward IIs niece.
The Poure family occupied the house for 260 years and the Coghill family
for 100 years. Sir Thomas Coghill was High Sherrif of Oxford and Faith
Coghill married Sir Christopher Wren. They lived in the manor house,
holding the Lordship of the Manor until 1716 when John Coghill conveyed
the estate to Lord Valentia.
Bletchingdon Park
The house is constructed of limestone ashlar with a welsh slate
mansard roof and moulded stone chimney ashlar stacks. It was
was constructed in the mid Georgian style and has a semicircular
fight of steps to the pedimented portico with Corinthian columns
and wrought iron railings.
The accommodation is well laid out with all the reception rooms fowing
gracefully around the property. The principal rooms are of a classic
grand proportion with high ceilings and the key features include
stone fagged and oak boarded foors, extensive decorative dentilled
cornicing, architraves and panelled doors throughout. There is a range of
intricately detailed freplaces with the hall freplace having an Olympian
plasterwork scene above it. The library/study has a fne Adam style
freplace with urns, ftted bookshelves and an outlook over the driveway.
The drawing room has a similar freplace to the library/study, along with
panelled walls and a frieze with scrolled laurel and wreath decoration.
The Adam style plasterwork ceiling has garlands and fans, and this
decoration continues through into the sitting room.
The saloon, to the rear of the house, has three sets of glass doors
opening out onto the rear portico, with steps down to the gardens.
The dining room has three large sash windows with a balcony ofering
far reaching views to the north east, across the gardens and grounds,
marble pillars and panelled walls along with a late 18th century grate
on the freplace. To the rear of the dining room is the fully ftted kitchen.
The staircase hall has a cantilevered staircase with 20th century scroll
wrought iron balustrade and Adam style plasterwork to the walls and
ceilings and a light dome above.
The garden foor ofers further reception space with the garden room,
used as an entertainment room having doors leading onto the paved
garden terrace, playroom/billiard room, ftness room with spa pool,
sauna, changing rooms and showers.
There are also private ofce rooms, a wine cellar and further domestic
ofces as well as boiler and plant rooms.
There is extensive bedroom accommodation on the frst foor, with the
master bedroom suite comprising a dressing room and large en suite
bathroom. A door also connects through to a second suite with en suite
bathroom and bedroom. There are three more bedroom suites on this
foor, a further bedroom and separate family bathroom.
On the second foor, further bedroom accommodation provides
a bedroom with an en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a
separate bathroom. This foor also comprises two staf fats, one with
three bedrooms and the other with one bedroom. These fats can be
self contained and comprise their own separate kitchens.
Kitchen/
Breakfast Room
6.97 x 5.87
22'10" x 19'3"
Dining Room
11.02 x 6.29
36'2" x 20'8"
Cloak Room
5.88 x 5.71
19'3" x 18'9"
Reception Hall
9.00 x 6.58
29'6" x 21'7"
Drawing Room
10.42 x 6.24
34'2" x 20'6"
Sitting Room
6.76 x 6.05
22'2" x 19'10"
Ground Floor
Saloon
9.15 x 6.53
30'0" x 21'5"
Library/ Study
7.40 x 6.44
24'3" x 21'2"
Staircase Hall
6.10 x 6.03
20'0" x 19'9"
Up
Up
Dn
In
Dn
Kitchen
3.39 x 3.11
11'1" x 10'2"
Oce
10.06 x 6.06
33'0" x 19'11"
Oce
5.81 x 4.72
19'1" x 15'6" Wine Cellar
7.81 x 3.60
25'7" x 11'10"
Cellar Store
Store
Sauna
Cleaners Room
4.33 x 2.75
14'2" x 9'0"
Changing
Room
Fitness Room
7.10 x 6.40
23'4" x 21'0"
Family Room
9.64 x 6.10
31'7" x 20'0"
Games Room
6.65 x 6.24
21'10" x 20'6"
Boiler Room
2.91 x 2.88
9'7" x 9'5"
Store Room
2.84 x 2.53
9'4" x 8'4"
Laundry Room
3.63 x 2.83
11'11" x 9'3"
2.85 x 2.84
9'4" x 9'4"
Store
Room
Lower Ground Floor
Jacuzzi
Bath
Cellar
6.76 x 2.94
22'2" x 9'8"
Up
Hall
Store Room
3.51 x 3.13
11'6" x 10'3"
Up
Approximate Gross Internal Area:
House: 2286 sq.mts. / 24607 sq.ft.
The Bothy: 152 sq.mts. / 1636 sq.ft.
Bothy Garage: 51 sq.mts. / 549 sq.ft.
The Lodge: 92 sq.mts. / 990 sq.ft.
Bedroom
7.17 x 6.17
23'6" x 20'3"
Kitchen
Linen
Bedroom
7.55 x 6.11
24'9" x 20'1"
Bedroom
5.37 x 4.85
17'7" x 15'11"
Master Bedroom
7.53 x 6.55
24'8" x 21'6"
Dressing Room
5.14 x 4.86
16'10" x 15'11"
Bedroom
7.10 x 6.38
23'4" x 20'11"
First Floor
Up
Dn
Dn
Bedroom
6.53 x 5.87
21'5" x 19'3"
Up
Bedroom
6.01 x 5.50
19'9" x 18'1"
Dn
Dn
Bedroom
5.22 x 4.52
17'2" x 14'10"
Bedroom
6.39 x 4.39
21'0" x 14'5"
Bedroom
4.34 x 3.28
14'3" x 10'9"
Kitchen
4.37 x 3.38
14'4" x 11'1"
Living Room
6.50 x 5.73
21'4" x 18'10" Bedroom
5.20 x 4.71
17'1" x 15'5"
Bedroom
5.14 x 4.68
16'10" x 15'4"
Kitchen/
Breakfast Room
6.84 x 5.51
22'5" x 18'1"
Bedroom
5.35 x 3.78
17'7" x 12'5"
Roof Light
Store
Living Room
6.20 x 5.44
20'4" x 17'10"
Sta/ Guest
Flat
Sta/ Guest
Flat
Second Floor
Bedroom1
3.79 x 3.79
12'5'' x 12'5''
Sitting Room
6.14 x 4.36
20'2'' x 14'4''
Bedroom2
4.62 x 4.14
15'2'' x 13'7''
Bedroom1
4.63 x 3.96
15'2'' x 13'0''
Utility
Room
Garage
6.20 x 6.03
20'4'' x 19'9''
Bothy Garage
Garden
Store
Kitchen/
BreakfastRoom
6.14 x 3.47
20'2'' x 11'5''
Bedroom3
3.65 x 3.61
12'0'' x 11'10''
The Bothy
Hall
Bedroom2
3.81 x 3.11
12'6'' x 10'2''
Sitting Room
5.94 x 3.91
19'6'' x 12'10''
The Lodge
Conservatory
5.43 x 2.96
17'10'' x 9'9''
Kitchen
4.33 x 2.33
14'2'' x 7'8''
B L E T C H I N G D O N P A R K
B L E T C H I N G D O N O X F O R D S H I R E
Gardens and Grounds
Few houses enjoy such a spectacular setting as Bletchingdon Park - a
sweeping drive approaches the house through parkland which leads
up to a gravelled turning area to the front and parking to the side.
Vistas over large areas of immaculate lawns include far reaching
views to the Chilterns beyond. The garden is planted with a variety of
trees, including beech, oak, chestnut, large pines and wellingtonia.
The immediate formal gardens at Bletchingdon Park include par terre
box hedge gardens with gravel paths to the rear of the property and
stone balustrading with wide steps down to lawns. From the side of
the house, also accessed directly from the garden foor, is a paved
south west facing terrace.
A ha-ha sweeps around the principal part of the grounds, allowing
uninterrupted views across the parkland. Within the house grounds
is an outdoor swimming pool and on the edge of the woodlands is a
stone built circular pump house with conical thatched roof, as well
as an Ice House, both built in the early 19th century. Slightly further
afeld from the house is an Ice Well, also believed to date from the
early 19th century with its domed roof and stone steps leading down
to the water level.
There is also a walled garden which is accessed from the walkway
from the village to the church and provides lawned areas, par terre
gardens, summer house (with electricity and water), former swimming
pool now used as a fsh pond, and a hard tennis court.
The parkland is interspersed with mature trees and to the north of this
parkland is a lake, with fountain, which is one of a string of pools, two
of which are within the woodland adjoining. The park and house are
well protected by areas of mixed woodland with walks and
glades throughout.
To the south east of the house is a post and rail grass paddock,
adjacent to the estate yard which has a small agricultural building,
used for storing machinery.
Woodstock 5 miles Central London 68 miles
Bicester 7.5 miles (London Marylebone 57 minutes)
Oxford 8.5 miles (Distances and time approximate)
The area is renowned for its schooling, with Oxford schools including
Headington, St Edwards and The Dragon School. Others in the area
include Stowe, Tudor Hall, Bloxham, Cothill and Radley College.
Bletchingdon Park is surrounded by recreational and sporting
opportunities, with footpaths and bridleways providing excellent
walking and horse riding, golf at Kirtlington, racing at Newbury and
Towcester, and hunting with the Bicester with Whaddon Chase.
Oxfordshire
Bletchingdon Park is situated on the edge of the sought after village of
Bletchingdon, in a prime Oxfordshire location. There is a village green
in the centre of the village with a primary school and public house to
either side. Bletchingdon Park has its own gates to the village church
from its grounds.
The estate is well located for excellent communications, with the
A34 providing access to the M40 (giving access to London and
Birmingham), A40, Oxford and Newbury. Trains from Bicester provide
a fast rail service into London Marylebone taking around 57 minutes.
Heathrow and Birmingham airports are within easy reach and private
planes can be landed at nearby Oxford airport.
Services
Bletchingdon Park, The Lodge and The Bothy all have mains gas,
electricity, water and private drainage.
Local Authority
Cherwell District Council Tel: 01295 227 001
Planning and Listing
The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation
orders, monument orders, town planning schedules or resolutions which
may be or may come into force. Bletchingdon Park is Grade II* Listed,
whilst the Pump House, Ice House and Ice Well are Grade II Listed.
Fixtures and Fittings
All such items regarded as fxtures and fttings are excluded from
the sale. These include curtains, light fttings, garden statuary and
ornaments, machinery and equipment, although some may be
available to a buyer by separate negotiation.
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The property is ofered for sale subject to and with the benefts of
any rights of way, either public or private, all easements, wayleaves
and other rights of way whether they are specifcally referred to or
not. There are public footpaths which cross the estate. For more
information contact the sellers agents.
Viewings
Viewings are strictly by appointment through the vendors agents,
Knight Frank LLP.
Directions (Post code: OX5 3DW)
From the M40, Junction 9, proceed along the A34 signposted to
Oxford and Newbury. After around 2.5 miles, take the exit signposted
B4027 and proceed towards Bletchingdon. On entering the village
you will come to the triangular village green on the right hand side,
immediately after which you will see The Lodge and entrance drive to
Bletchingdon Park.
M25
A1(M)
A1(M)
M40
M40
M40
M25
M1
M1
M5
M4
M1
M25
A433
A419
A420
A34
A34
A417
A429
A429
A44
A43
A422
A40
A41
A418
A413
A5
A421
A5
A6 A10
A602
A414
A406
A1
A40
A40
B4070
Oxford
Cirencester
Witney
Kidlington
Woodstock
Bicester
Burford
Farringdon
Morton-in-Marsh
Broadway
Wantage
Abingdon
Carterton
Didcot
Buckingham
Brackley
Wallingford
Maidenhead
St Albans
Stevenage
Buntingford
Arlesey
Hitchin
Aylesbury
Dunstable
Royston
Waltham
Abby
Chipping
Norton
Leighton
Buzzard
Banbury
High
Wycombe
Hemel
Hempstead
Milton
Keynes
Islington
Watford
Luton
Swindon
Cheltenham
Bletchingdon
Park
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1. Particulars: These particulars are not
an offer or contract, nor part of one. You
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as being factually accurate about the
property, its condition or its value.
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appeared at the time they were taken.
Areas, measurements and distances
given are approximate only.
3. Regulations etc: Any reference to
alterations to, or use of, any part of
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Particulars dated: October 2011.
Photographs dated: October 2011.
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Dogkennels
Moat Spinney
Cordle Door
Crutchmoor
Plantation
Kirtlington Park
79.2m
87.4m
Drain
D r a i n
Drain
Drain
Winterlake
New Barn Farm
Track
Track
Church End
95.8m
88.9m
Pond
Pond
Hillview
Panthers Hill Cottage
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House
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Panthers Hill
Church End
Court Yard House
Bryn Cath Mawr
Park
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Graveyard
99.2m
Cottage
Park View
The Stables
1 t o 5
St Gile's
Bletchingdon Park
Church
Track Cattle
Spinney
Pond
Pond
Drain
Pond
Cattle Grid
Ledger's Spinney
NEW ROAD
99.7m
Mymms
Wood
The Rectory
Cottage
Park Gate House
Cottage
Grid
99.7m
99.7m
Little
Monks
3
Corner Cottage
Orchard
Palmer's Cottage
New
House
The Causeway Cottage
Holly Cottage
Fold
Snoqualmie
5
Bletchingdon Parochial
Malt
House
The
Coach House
The Bothy
C of E Primary School
Blenheim Terrace
The
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Justice's Cottage
Cattle Grid
Springwell Copse
The Green
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Bletchingdon
WESTON ROAD
COGHILL
CAUSEWAY
96.1m
99.5m
99.0m
99.4m
Pond
Pond
Pond
Spring
Collects
Pond
Spring
Old
Village
Old Blacksmiths
12
Pit
Red Lion
Row
Shelter
Glendale
2
The
Corner
Garth
Kirtlands Cottage
The
House
London
Cottage
House
Little
Rea Barn
7
The Old Post Office
2
Barley
Tooleys
Cottage
Farm
The Lodge
Briar Cottage
The Old Bakery
Cott
6
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TCB
SPRINGWELL HILL
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SANDS
STATION ROAD
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100.3m
92.9m
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Cottages
Black's
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Greenend
View
Barleythorpe
Barn
Rose
Stoneacre
Quincotts
Michaelmas
Cottage
Four Views
Heathfield
White
Dale
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Rosamund Barn
The
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Lynnwood
Hay Loft
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Farm
New House
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Manor House
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Bletchingdon Park
The Lodge
The Bothy
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nor is it intended to form part of any contract. Where this plan is based on the Ordnance Survey map it is with
the sanction of the controller of H. M. Stationery Office Crown Copyright reserved. Licence No. 100021721
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The Lodge
Bletchingdon Park House
The Bothy